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(910) 962-2640



2016 Registration Link


Program information

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Marine Science Summer Camp girl on beach



Mermaids: Girls Only Ages 5-7

Must at least be enrolled in Kindergarten for fall and turn 5 by June 1st

Calling all bathing beauties! Trade-in your legs for a tail fin and join us for a week of girl power exploring coastal habitats, discovering plants and animals that live in them, and searching for any signs of mermaids. Investigate some of the environmental issues that bring mermaids to tears. Learn all about the legend of the mermaid and the lore of the manatee.

Field excursions include:

  • Going to the beach, marsh, fouling station, and NC Aquarium; featured marine organism is the manatee.

Highlights include:

  • Each day observe marine organisms up close and personal; learn how to identify dolphins and manatees; conduct hands-on science experiments comparing adaptations of land animals to marine; go seining and dip netting; hunt for mermaids' purses; build fairy-tale princess sand castles; enjoy story-time featuring Mermaid legends and lore; make arts & crafts - including a mermaid necklace.

Program Dates and Tuition

Day of Week:

Monday - Friday


8:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Friday pick-up/final presentation at 11:30 a.m.

Staff / Student Ratio:


UNCW Campus - drop off at Isaac Bear Early College

Summer 2016 Dates:

Session 1: June 20 - 24 Full

Session 2: July 11 - 15 Full

Session 3: July 25 - 29 5 Spots Remaining!



Gender: Female

Program Registration

You must register by 5:00 p.m. the Wednesday before your program is to begin.

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ page.

• Note that prices, content, dates, and times are subject to change without notice.
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